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People hear pops in my microphone. What's wrong?Updated a year ago

Pops in your microphone are also known as "plosives" and occur most commonly when saying words with B and P sounds in them. 

BEACN Mic has three components designed to reduce plosives:

  1. Foam windscreen - the black foam surrounding the microphone disperses air flowing towards the capsule
  2. Metal mesh - the metal mesh provides physical protection for the sensitive capsule, but also further disperses the airflow
  3. Silk cover - the capsule itself has a silk cover that is the last line of defense against high airflow creating plosives


Here are some other tips that can further reduce plosives. If you're still getting plosives regularly, try the following:

  • Speak at a slight angle to the end of the microphone
    • Using the mic "dead-on" from the end moves the most air into the capsule
  • Move back an extra inch or two
    • Typically, you'll want to be 1-3 inches away from the end of the microphone during normal use, but moving away a touch more can help alleviate plosives
  • Experiment with your compression settings
    • Depending on how things are set, compression can reduce OR increase the perception of plosives. It's a bit subjective, so try out a few different amounts of compression
  • Use a pop filter
    • As a last resort, putting a silk pop filter about an inch from the front of BEACN Mic can further reduce plosives

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